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How do you cook when you camp?

Here is something I learned just last year, some of you may know this already but I thought I would share. My memories of cooking at camp seem to involve a flaming stick or a charred pot in an open fire.


Well we finally went on a real camping trip with my stepson last fall and apparently he is a master, he's been doing this stuff since he was small.

The campsite with plenty of hickory firewood for cheating works equally well with gathered wood.


Campfire (the place I used to burn food):


Small pit filled with coals from fire:

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We have a big metal pole that we hammer into the ground next to the fire with various pans that can be swung over the hot coals for cooking. Ideal project if you are learning to weld!



If we want to roast something then we use a camp oven sitting on a bed of hot embers, with some more piled on the lid.


Cook a roast..

Or bake your own bread...
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I usually try to camp at a hotel, a nice one if possible......

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when my family goes camping thats 3 including me adn we usually bring a freind or something so we use are 2 burner coleman propane stove.

i think if it were just 1 or two ppl camping the jet boil is an awesome looking product.
http://www.jetboil.com/



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depends on what kind of camping im doing.

weekend of rockclimbing and car camping i use my coleman duel burner because there is usually several people with me

if its just me or me and one of my buddies going minimalist then we use embers to cook ramen.

1) get fire going
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4) put lid on and let cook
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This is how Bodyguy does it, or used to do it anyway,I think he sold the pit with the offroad trailer!
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I have a small portable stainless gas grill. But we like to cook in cast iron on a firepit too. We are building one in the backyard.

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heres mine

best camp grill i have used yet....can cook a mean breakfast on the "wok" attachment.


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Most of the time Jet Boil.
Or just Hot Dogs on a coat hanger over the fire.
Maybe even the 2 burner Coleman we have.

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i use the microwave in the camper, or maybe ill use the grill if im bored

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I use my kitchen.
Well actually I hate to cook.............so my wife uses our kitchen
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one burner butane stove, Cooks awesome. Or stick in fire

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Over the fire, or with a small propane stove. When the boys and I go out, the JK is pretty loaded so we stick with canned/bagged food and very little if any cold items.
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Jet-Boil looks cool but I think you have to buy the special pots, pans, whatever.

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A lot of interesting options there. I do have a Coleman stove but I've never taken it camping.

I forgot to mention that by transferring the hickory coals to the cooking pit we were able to regulate the heat much better and cook more like a charcoal grill. We had some of the best steaks I've ever eaten that night.



We recently recycled our old Weber grill. I saved the lid to go with us next time.

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I recently picked up one of these after seeing DESERT DOG use his on a recent trip... I already had a two burner coleman and a small BBQ (charcoal, which I prefer), but trying to pack lighter and take fewer items, this "grill" does it all. Grill your meat and have a burner for warming the beans/veggies, etc..



I also have the griddle plate for it as well and it makes clean work of breakfast without the need for any pans (eggs, sausage/bacon, potatoes, etc.), while still retaining a burner for coffee... it just replaces the "grill" portion of the stove.

Here it is in action last month at the Rubicon.

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I don't think you can go wrong with a Jetboil. It is compact and I think it is fairly inexpensive.
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3 burner Camp Chef with barbque box and 30" griddle, I also have the beer can chicken thing for it. It will do 3 chickens or a 14lb turkey. The turkey needs a large beer can.
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Here is what I used on the last trip. 5 nights on the trail








The actual stove is smaller than than an egg when folded up. The GSI set "nests" the fuel tank and stove inside. So the whole deal is quite small and weighs only about 2.5 lbs
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Here is what I used on the last trip. 5 nights on the trail








The actual stove is smaller than than an egg when folded up. The GSI set "nests" the fuel tank and stove inside. So the whole deal is quite small and weighs only about 2.5 lbs
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I also rock an MRS pocket rocket and that same GSI Dualist Cookset. Love it when im not trying for ultra lightweight. For that i have some MSR Titan stuff but man you can burn water in a titanium pot lol.

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